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Sowmya Nanjappa, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine
Program: Internal & Hospital Medicine

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Dr. Nanjappa received her MD degree from Bangalore Medical College in India. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (affiliated to Cornell Presbyterian), New York. She recently completed a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Nanjappa’s clinical interests are in treatment of infectious diseases and antibiotic stewardship, and her research focus is in infectious diseases in oncology patients.

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease


  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine - Infectious Diseases


  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center - Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • Bangalore Medical College - MBBS
Participating Trials

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  • Denham JD, Lee DH, Castro M, Pandya S, Aslam S, Nanjappa S, Greene JN. Two Cases of Disseminated Infection Following Live Organism Anti-Cancer Vaccine Administration in Cancer Patients. Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Apr. Pubmedid: 29656135.
  • Bhatia N, Castro-Borobio M, Greene JN, Nanjappa S. Necrotizing Fasciitis Secondary to Aeromonas Infection Presenting with Septic Shock. Case Rep Med. 2017 Oct;2017:4607582. Pubmedid: 29081807. Pmcid: PMC5610789.
  • Nanjappa S, Snyder M, Greene JN. Vancomycin Infiltrate-Induced Dermatitis Mimicking Bullous Cellulitis. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017 Nov;16(11):1160-1163. Pubmedid: 29141066.
  • Sánchez-Vargas FM, Gaviria-Lopez AF, Nanjappa S, Velez AP, Greene J. Breast Wound Infections with Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria Following Cancer Surgery. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2017 May;25(3):126-130.
  • Shah NN, Nanjappa S, Greene J. Osteomyelitis and Hip Abscess Caused by Gardnerella vaginalis: A Case Report. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2017 May;25(3):162-164.
  • Shenoy R, Nanjappa S, Eaton K, Prieto-Granada C, Messina J, Greene J. Purpura Fulminans: A Case Report and Review of All Causes. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2017 Mar;25(2):100-104.
  • Beverido LG, Nanjappa S, Braswell DS, Messina JL, Greene J. Eczema Herpeticum: Case Report and Review of Literature. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2017 Mar;25(2):94-96.
  • Mirza S, Hill E, Ludlow SP, Nanjappa S. Checkpoint inhibitor-associated drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptom syndrome. Melanoma Res. 2017 Jun;27(3):271-273. Pubmedid: 28146044.
  • Sampson MM, Nanjappa S, Greene JN. Mucositis and oral infections secondary to gram negative rods in patients with prolonged neutropenia. IDCases. 2017 Jul;9:101-103. Pubmedid: 28736716. Pmcid: PMC5512178.
  • Nanjappa S, Pla-Fernandez CA, Apuri S, Loftus L, Kis B. Liver-Directed Embolization for the Long-Term Control of Hypercalcemia of Malignancy in Metastatic Breast Cancer. Cancer Control. 2017 Jan;24(1):57-59. Pubmedid: 28178714.
  • Bassily E, Verma S, Nanjappa S, Bassily O, Greene J. Rothia mucilaginosa Bacteremia and Subsequent Typhlitis in a Patient With Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2017 Jan;25(1):e1-e3.
  • Nanjappa S, Singh V, Uttamchandani S, Pabbathi S. Thrombotic Microangiopathy in a Patient Treated With Gemcitabine. Cancer Control. 2017 Jan;24(1):54-56. Pubmedid: 28178713.
  • Beverido L, Musenge KM, Nanjappa S, Ebersole R, Greene J. Nasofacial Destruction Due to Rhinoscleroma and Review of Other Causes. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2017 Jan;25(1):48-53.
  • Rashid A, Nanjappa S, Greene JN. Infectious Causes of Right Middle Lobe Syndrome. Cancer Control. 2017 Jan;24(1):60-65. Pubmedid: 28178715.
  • Singh V, Nanjappa S, Pabbathi S, Greene JN. Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Infection in Patients With Cancer. Cancer Control. 2017 Jan;24(1):66-71. Pubmedid: 28178716.
  • Srikumar T, Pabbathi S, Fernandez J, Nanjappa S. Aspergillus Terreus Brain Abscess Complicated by Tension Pneumocephalus in a Patient with Angiosarcoma. Am J Case Rep. 2017 Jan;18:33-37. Pubmedid: 28070116. Pmcid: PMC5240880.
  • Shenoy R, Nanjappa S, Toloza E, Greene J. Infections Leading to Broncholithiasis: A Case Report and Review of All Causes. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2017 Jan;25(1):5-8.
  • Yacoub AT, Moreland S, Jani D, Nanjappa S, Quilitz R, Carraway S, Sandin R, Greene J. Candidemia in Cancer Patients: A Retrospective Analysis at a Cancer Center From 2001 to 2014. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2016 Sep;24(5):273-277.
  • Hill ED, Nanjappa S, Kis B. Klebsiella pneumoniae Hepatic Abscess and Bacteremia Despite Prophylactic Antibiotics Posttransarterial Bland Embolization. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2016 Sep;24(5):e24-e26.
  • Patel N, Nanjappa S, Yacoub AT, Greene J. End-Stage Mycobacteria Pneumonia in Older Women: A Case Series. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2016 Sep;24(5):278-279.
  • Shah S, Hankenson J, Pabbathi S, Greene J, Nanjappa S. Clostridium tertium in neutropenic patients: case series at a cancer institute. Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Oct;51:44-46. Pubmedid: 27575937.
  • Samuel S, Nanjappa S, Cooper CD, Greene JN. Human Metapneumovirus Infection in Immunocompromised Patients. Cancer Control. 2016 Oct;23(4):442-445. Pubmedid: 27842334.
  • Shah S, Nanjappa S, Messina J, Greene J. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Successfully Treated by Liposomal Amphotericin B: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2016 Nov;24(6):e76-e72.
  • Yacoub AT, Khwaja SI, Taiwo T, Kim JH, Nanjappa S, Greene J. Mycoplasma pneumoniae in the Immunocompromised Host: A Case Series and Review of Literature. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2016 Nov;24(6):310-313.
  • Stutzman T, Sánchez-Vargas FM, Nanjappa S, Velez AP, Greene J. Achromobacter Bacteremia in Patients With Cancer. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2016 Nov;24(6):339-342.
  • Grabau M, Gajanan G, Nanjappa S, Bohra C, Tran N, Vrionis F, Greene J. Neurological Symptoms in a Cancer Patient With Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome: Brain Abscess or Metastasis?. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2016 May;24(3):138-142.
  • Gajanan G, Bohra C, Nanjappa S, Greene J. Chronic Infections Leading to Squamous Cell Carcinoma From Chronic Inflammation: A Case Report and Review of All Causes. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2016 May;24(3):133-137.
  • Nanjappa S, DeClue C, Gajanan G, Pabbathi S, Toloza E, Greene J. Pneumonectomy Complicated by Bronchopleural Fistula and Empyema: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2016 Mar;24(2):79-82.
  • Manzer H, Nanjappa S, Greene J. Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid Infections in Immunocompromised Patients: Case Summary and Literature Review. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2016 Mar;24(2):69-71.
  • Shah S, Nanjappa S, Pabbathi S, Greene J. Clostridium septicum Case Series: A 5-Year Experience at a Cancer Center. Infect Dis Clin Prac. 2016 Mar;24(2):72-75.
  • Nguyen TP, Nanjappa S, Muddaraju M, Greene JN. Pulmonary Talcosis in an Immunocompromised Patient. Case Rep Med. 2016 Jul;2016:4678637. Pubmedid: 27446215. Pmcid: PMC4944058.
  • Nanjappa S, Jeong DK, Muddaraju M, Jeong K, Hill ED, Greene JN. Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Cancer Control. 2016 Jul;23(3):272-277. Pubmedid: 27556667.
  • Yacoub A, Soni KK, Mojica L, Mai J, Morano J, Cruse CW, Sandin RL, Nanjappa S, Bohra C, Gajanan G, Greene JN. Primary Gangrenous Cutaneous Mold Infections in a Patient With Cancer and Neutropenia. Cancer Control. 2016 Jul;23(3):265-271. Pubmedid: 27556666.
  • Khwaja S, Yacoub A, Cheema A, Rihana N, Russo R, Velez AP, Nanjappa S, Sandin RL, Bohra C, Gajanan G, Greene JN. Marijuana Smoking in Patients With Leukemia. Cancer Control. 2016 Jul;23(3):278-283. Pubmedid: 27556668.
  • Ahmed A, Yacoub AT, Ponnuru A, Pabbathi S, Nanjappa S, Vincent AL, Greene J. Tonsillectomy for this 35-year-old patient?. J Fam Practice. 2016 Jul;65(7):474-476. Pubmedid: 27565100.
  • Nanjappa S, Shah S, Pabbathi S. Clostridium septicum Gas Gangrene in Colon Cancer: Importance of Early Diagnosis. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2016 Jan;2015:694247. Pubmedid: 26793397. Pmcid: PMC4697071.
  • Bromberg DJ, Valenzuela M, Nanjappa S, Pabbathi S. Hyperuricemia in 2 Patients Receiving Palbociclib for Breast Cancer. Cancer Control. 2016 Jan;23(1):59-60. Pubmedid: 27009458.
  • Yacoub A, Nanjappa S, Janz T, Greene JN. Infectious Disease Report: Bordetella pertussis Infection in Patients With Cancer. Cancer Control. 2016 Apr;23(2):163-166. Pubmedid: 27218794.
  • Nanjappa S, Thai C, Shah S, Snyder M. Pharmacy Report: Megestrol Acetate-Induced Adrenal Insufficiency. Cancer Control. 2016 Apr;23(2):167-169. Pubmedid: 27218795.
  • Singh S, Soumya M, Saini A, Mittal V, Singh UV, Singh V. Breath carbon monoxide levels in different forms of smoking. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2011 Jan;53(1):25-28. Pubmedid: 21446221.
  • Richard K, Weslow J, Porcella SL, Nanjappa S. A Case Report of Steroid Responsive Nivolumab-Induced Encephalitis. Cancer Control. 24(5):1073274817729069. Pubmedid: 28975824.
  • Snyder M, Gangadhara S, Brohl AS, Ludlow S, Nanjappa S. Serotonin Syndrome Complicating Treatment of Ifosfamide Neurotoxicity With Methylene Blue. Cancer Control. 24(5):1073274817729070. Pubmedid: 28975823.